TEDDY KATZ: TANTURA Israeli historian, peace activist and a leading member of Gush Shalom tells the story of his political awakening, and then his discovery of a great, great lie. I grew up in Israel. I spent my first 40 years eating and swallowing everything I was given to swallow, without any questions. Then, In his early 40s, Katz went back to school -- Haifa University for a masters in history. Katz learned -- on his own -- that one of the very first decisions new Jewish State made was to make an ethnic cleansing of their own, of the Palestinians. Katz wrote his thesis on the massacre of Tantura, one of the 553 Palestinian coastal villages demolished in 1948 (part 2 of 3 / 30 minutes).